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Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Written by Robert Chapin and Patricia Kealy. Editor: George Wilbern. Educational adviser: Dr. Alice Sowers, Director, Family Life Institute of the University of Oklahoma. With Marilyn Fisher (Caroline Ames); Bill Fein (Larry); Bunny Catcher (Ellie); Lester Podewell (Mr. Ames); [Marilyn Fisher's mother (Mrs. Ames); and Shaya Nash (Ginny). BOY WEARING THE CHECKED SHIRT ON THE LEFT AT THE LUNCH TABLE: David Whitehouse
- 2013-09-20 17:37:57.913363
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Subject: Good Girls Get Weenies
This Coronet film tells teenaged girls: be a good girl like Caroline and you'll get a date (a real innocent one featuring a skating party and the aforementioned weenies). Be a bad girl and you get rejected and not taken seriously.
The bad girl is Ginny. There's a colour version of this film with less narration (the dialogue is heard instead) and red-lipsticked Ginny walking dejectedly in winter-time Chicago in her new red pumps. Jerry proudly tells a buddy "I had her out last night." He instantly sours when the buddy tells him "Yeah, so I hear. Tom had her out the night before last." Another friend (played by David Whitehouse) adds "Say, Bob said he had her out Friday, too." Sorry, Ginny, but boys in 1947 want their girls virginal.
Since this is a morality film, Jerry must be punished, too. He can't get a date for the Saturday dance because he thought Caroline would jump at the chance after a last-minute call from him, and lies to floozie Ginny about wanting to stay home. Sorry, but Wally's already moved in on Caroline.
The guy playing Jerry was no high schooler when this was shot. Bill Fein was a WW2 veteran, starring on radio in "Terry and the Pirates." A William Mason Fein, born in 1927, got his Bachelor of Science in Speech at Northwestern in 1951.
Shaya Nash played Ginny. She went to TV work in New York and sang with the Don Weigold Orchestra in Miami in the mid-'50s.
Every once in a while, the auteur in director Ted Peshak comes out. At 5:36 , he shoots like scene in a mirror. At 5:50 instead of Caroline going to where the phone is, she reaches around so she can still be in camera range.
Not as fun as a couple of Coronet's other dating classics (Dating Dos and Don'ts, What To Do on a Date).
Subject: Are You Somewhat Paranoid?
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